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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Gold

STARS v2.1

McGill University

Montreal, QC, CA


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Gold 72.63 Kathleen Ng Aug. 22, 2016 Download
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 13.56 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 1.65 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete 1.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Research and Scholarship Complete 12.00 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Open Access to Research Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Assessing Sustainability Culture Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Employee Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Complete 1.25 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Continuing Education Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 1.02 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 1.33 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 0.00 / 2.00
McGill's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are influenced by the GHG emissions per unit of energy. Electricity in Quebec produces the lowest GHG emissions per GJ of any province due to its primary reliance on ... read more
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 6.39 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00
McGill University's downtown campus occupies 32 hectares within the Historic and Natural District of Mount Royal, a heritage zone created by the Government of Quebec in 2005. Most of the more than 100 buildings ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 1.50 / 5.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 2.51 / 3.00
McGill University's energy consumption is largely determined by the following key factors. (1) Age of the buildings: The average age of buildings at McGill University is 55 years, and 36% of its buildings were ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 3.98 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
McGill's award-winning Food and Dining Services reinforce the university’s commitment towards sustainability through many different initiatives and practices, recognizing that sustainable practices are essential to safeguard our natural resources. we care deeply about ... read more
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 2.34 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Complete 2.00 / 2.00
McGill University has devoted extensive time and resources to greening the grounds on the downtown campus by working to establish increased pedestrian zones, reduced impermeable surfaces, xeriscaping, improved biodiversity and increased green space. The prize-winning ... read more
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 1.95 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 2.00 / 2.00
McGill's Paper Use policy (approved 2005) governs paper use on campus, and our Procurement Policy (approved by the Board of Governors in 2013) includes requirements for sustainability. Procurement Services has adopted a sustainability strategy ... read more
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Procurement Complete 2.75 / 3.00
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.97 / 1.00
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.05 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.84 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 1.50 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete 2.69 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.20 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
McGill committed to reducing our water consumption through ongoing building renovations and in all future projects as per the McGill Green Building Standards. McGill is in the process of installing water meters on every entrance ... read more
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 0.29 / 4.00
Rainwater Management Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 3.50 / 4.00
Participatory Governance Complete 3.00 / 3.00
The McGill community is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity and strives to be welcoming and accessible to all. Below are examples of some of the actions McGill has taken to support this goal. Committees ... read more
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.33 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 1.92 / 3.00
Affordability and Access Complete 2.74 / 4.00
53% of McGill's investment managers have an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Policy and Signatory to the United Nations "Principles for Responsible Investment". McGill’s endowment has investments in sustainable funds: our holdings include ... read more
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Complete 1.33 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Complete 0.54 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 0.99 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 0.30 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 1.78 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Fair Trade Campus Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Credit Status Points
Innovation A Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation B Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation C Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation D Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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